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Cultural Events
Attend a seminar on setting up your banking account or learn Ballroom Dance. Try a yoga session or enjoy a major concert featuring a world-renowned performer. Celebrate cultural diversity during the University’s two-month-long Carnevale celebration. Your academic pursuits and life experience at Northeastern will be enriched and shaped by the activities you choose, the clubs you join, and the life-long friends you make at Northeastern. So get involved. Contribute. Experience. And enjoy!



Complete CARNEVALE 2015 program Booklet

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Curry Student Center Ballroom
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) of Northeastern University invites you to the first 2015 Carnevale celebration of the year! Join ISSI staff and student leaders to sample an array of international cuisines, make friends from across the globe, and learn more about the events and activities planned for the ISSI Carnevale 2015.

Submissions open Monday, January 5th through Friday, February 13th, 2015
(ISSI Photo Contest Gallery on Friday February 20, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI)
Our life is a journey - every moment we encounter is precious and should be cherished. Sometimes these moments are so ephemeral that only by capturing these moments can we keep them timeless. Photo Voice is a photo contest where contestants will submit photos that present the stories of their lives. Images can be submitted here.

Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 7
Various times and locations will be listed on the CSDS website

Co-sponsored by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS), the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and ISSI, Interfaith Harmony Week is a unique opportunity to celebrate and learn about the rich religious and spiritual diversity at Northeastern University. NU’s celebration coincides with events across the world as a part of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week. This year, CSDS will have a keynote address from a trio of leading Jewish-Christian-Muslim Scholar-Practitioners: Rabbi Or N. Rose, Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace and Professor Celene Ayat Ibrahim-Lizzio of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College’s Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE). Other activities include campus dialogues, community service opportunities, special interfaith prayer, worship, and meditation programs, a ‘speed-faithing’ fair and interfaith coffeehouse.
For more information about the Week’s events and activities, please visit: Facebook.com/NEUinterfaith, the CSDS website, or stop by the Sacred Space on the second floor of Ell Hall.

Saturday, February 7, 2015, Krentzman Quad
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ready, set, CHISEL! Harness your cultural creativity as you transform blocks of ice into works of art. Teams will compete to produce chilling representations of some of the most iconic landmarks on Earth. From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, the possibilities for this frozen frenzy are endless!
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Sunday, February 8, 2015, Curry Student Center Ballroom
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Lunar New Year is among Asia’s most widely celebrated holidays. Spanning China, Korea, and Vietnam, this is one festival you won’t want to miss! Join us as these diverse cultures come together to enjoy exquisite cuisine, fun activities, and outstanding performances to rejoice in the Lunar New Year! Hosted by Delta Psi, VSA, ASU and the ISSI.
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

World ‘Round Ticket
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall
Monday, February 9th 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

World ‘Round Ticket will provide an opportunity to showcase the unique cultures of the country of Costa Rica (2/9) and the region of Southeast Asia (2/18). Guests will present aspects of cultural relevance to the region, country or community of people. By highlighting artisan culture, a broader context for culturally relevant beliefs, ideals and celebrations will be shared. Participants can enjoy food, create artwork and share in the discussion of these wonderful locales. Co-sponsored by, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion and the ISSI.

Masks in Motion featuring Lady of the Rings (a performance and workshop)
Monday, February 9, 2015, Curry Student Center Ballroom
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In this workshop session, characteristics and stock characters are explained. Students participate in mimicking the positions, the walk and gestures of famous Commedia characters. They learn about masks and experiment with the characters’ moves. This session includes a presentation, a performance with Renaissonics and a workshop with audience participation will follow. Co-sponsored by the ISSI, World Languages Center and the Italian Culture Society.
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Tuesday, February 10, 2014, 318 Curry Student Center
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) & Co-op Connections for lunch and a global discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. Each program will focus on a different area of the world and include foods native to that region. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in!
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Noodles are enjoyed across countless cultures in our world - and can vary tremendously depending upon where you’re eating them. Between the noodle itself, the style in which it is cooked and served, and the origins of such recipes, there is plenty to learn and appreciate from this delicious cuisine. Join the ISSI as we explore various noodle dishes while discussing their tasty differences and reflecting upon the rich and unique history behind each one!
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

What ’s Love Got to Do With It: Relationships and Dating Culture Around the World
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 405 Ell Hall ISSI Lounge
5:00 p.m.

Whether you’ve been struck by cupid’s arrow or are waiting for the right person, come learn about relationship customs from around the world and decorate your own valentine. Presented by UHCS, The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, and Vision.
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

ISSI Carnevale 2015: A Night With….
Friday, February 13, 2015, Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall
Save the date for a very exciting (and famous!) speaker. We can’t tell you who it is…yet! Please stay tuned to this website for information about tickets.

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
2:00 p.m.

The Russian-Speaking Club presents Russian Cuisine Night! Come join a professional Russian chef and experience Russian cuisine like never before. Learn the recipes for delicious foods found all throughout Eastern Europe and enjoy traditional delicacies.
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 405 Ell Hall – ISSI
6:00 p.m.. – 8:00 p.m.

ISSI invites you to come sample tantalizing treats from around the world at this sweet soirée. Indulge in desserts ranging from Italy’s mouthwatering cannoli to Turkey’s finest baklava. Bon appétit!
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Yalla, Let’s Cook Habibi!
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to make a shawarma but thought it was too hard? The NU Lebanese Society will be giving a step by step tutorial on how to make two famous Lebanese dishes: tabbouli and which are easy and tasty! Join us for some cooking fun!
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

Monday, February 20, 2015, LOCATION UPDATE: Fenway Center
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This event will be a night of infused Saudi Arabian culture showcasing all different cultures within the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the North, East, West, South, and Center.

One Night, One World
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall
7:00 p.m.

Come watch your fellow huskies as they work the catwalk donned in cultural garb from the far reaches of the globe. Contemporary and traditional designs are sure to dazzle as they take you on a journey that will leave you captivated by cultural couture.
Information on how to register for this event will be available in January.

You can find all these events and more on our monthly ISSI Newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here